VMWare Administrator
The Goal,Inc. - Radford, VA

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VMWare Administrator

Deploy, manage, and troubleshoot VMware vSphere Suite 5.0, VMware View 5.0, VMware vCloud Director 5.1, and VMware SRM 5.0.
Coordinates with client management to formulate complex technical solutions. Informs client management of appropriate developments in technical support products.
Evaluates products and upgrades for appropriateness. Oversees and implements system upgrade strategies.
Leads the design, implementation, and maintenance of complex solutions. Coordinates activities with other technical personnel as appropriate.
Develops and analyzes highly complex system standards, thresholds, and recommendations to maximize system performance.
Conducts capacity planning reviews with management and approves capacity plans formulated by less experienced personnel.
Develops strategies to manage the frequency of appropriate support package/patch application. Monitors database maintenance and provides appropriate recommendations, when required.
Coordinates with business development personnel on proposals and work estimates involving highly complex system administration projects and solutions.
Researches current systems technology and serves as subject matter expert on complex systems processes and procedures.
Provides technical leadership to internal and external personnel on highly complex system installation processes. Mentors and provides guidance to less experienced personnel.
Provides technical leadership to appropriate personnel on highly complex system administration activities. Provides technical solutions and escalated support for non-routine, highly complex technical issues.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or related field preferred
Experience working with highly complex systems administration, and enterprise architectures
Experience working with company products and services
Experience working with company and client documentation and storage procedures
Experience working with highly complex system implementations and organizational processes

Other Qualifications
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experienced personnel
Strong communication skills
Strong personal computer and business solutions software skills
Good ability to lead and work as part of a team
Contract Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field required
6 years of experience also required of which 4 years must be relevant to virtualization
Practical experience in deployment, management, and troubleshooting of VMware SRM (Site Recovery Manager) including strong understanding of disaster recovery
Practical experience in deployment, management, and troubleshooting of VMware vCloud Director or similar cloud computing products preferred.
Understanding of computer server architectures and peripherals
Mid to Senior level working knowledge of virtualization and cloud computing concepts and technologies
Mid to Senior level working knowledge of vSphere 5 platform suite including but not limited to design, configuration, daily administration, capacity planning, and solving related problems
Knowledge of automation and monitoring tools such as PowerCLI and vCenter Orchestrator
Understanding of and resolving common virtual machine and host server bottlenecks
Strong understanding of hosting architectures including database, network, and SAN technologies and concepts
Ability to scope and specify technical solutions to satisfy customer requirement
Strong understanding of Information Assurance concepts and security in virtual environments
ITIL concepts strongly preferred
Security + CE required (obtainable within 2 weeks)
VCP5 Certification required
This position requires an applicant to have an active security clearance or be clearable

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